Williamsburg High School
AMERICAN YEARBOOK CO.
Congeniality makes our school tick. The students are friendly and courteous to each
other. They try to help each other with the many problems that confront high school
students. Junior and senior high school students share the same study area in our
library. The students support the extracurricular events by either participating or
being a spectator. This year school spirit is an essential part of the school calendar
The grind is made easier through the cooperation and the collaboration of the faculty
with the student body. Most of the students are interested in learning and try to respect
the teachers. The teachers are willing to give individual help and treat the pupils as
young adults. Some of the faculty have interest in extracurricular activities such as
the Chess Club, Analect, Film Club, Chorus, and Pep Club.
Teachers as a group get along well with each other. All faculty work together to im-
prove the school and facilities. They put much work into making this school what it is.
What we lack in facilities, they make up for in knowledge and guidance for the stu-
The people of our town and neighboring towns contribute to our school system by
attending our outside activities such as plays, basketball games, and other events
throughout the year. In addition the townspeople support our school by offering schol-
arships and awards from individuals and groups .
If it is a question of making or breaking Burgy High, the students, faculty,
munity will make it by working together .
In past years the Tattler has been ded-
icated to a person with outstanding
characteristics. This year the Senior
Class decided to dedicate its yearbook
to Williamsburg High School and to all
the people who make it function
smoothly. Our school, although not
perfect in every respect, offers a well-
balanced curriculum with dedicated
teachers . Everyone works to put our
school in a well-respected position in
our town. We, the class of 1969, wish
to dedicate this yearbook to Williams-
burg High School and to all the future
The Administration And Faculty
Mr. Paul Knight, who became
our principal in 1967, has
braved our mistakes and helped
us to achieve our goals.
Mrs. Ann Graves
Mrs. Audrey Pomeroy
This year has brought some new mem-
bers to the faculty and staff of Williams-
burg High School. Miss Marilyn O'Day
and Mr. Charles Buck have joined the
faculty in the Commercial and Science
Departments respectively, while Mr.
James Cannon has added an extra spark
to the lively History Department. The
Junior High has gained Mr. Peter Kostek,
Mr. Peter Stradinski, and Miss Elizabeth
Reid. Joining the staff are Mrs . Audrey
Pomeroy as school secretary and Mr.
Gerald Patenaude as custodian.
Vice Principal, Mr. Tonet, assists Mr. Knight by
keeping the students in line.
Strive To Unify Our School.
MRS. ELEANOR BART-- Business Education
Dramatics Business Adviser
MR. RICHARD BJORKLUND-- Mathematics
MR. ROBERT BRANCH- -Mathematics
National Honor Society Adviser
MR. CHARLES BUCK--Science
Science Club Adviser
MR. DAVID BUTTERFIELD-- Latin; Ancient History
Latin Banquet Adviser
MR. JAMES CANNON- -Social Studies
MRS. ANNA CURTIS— English
MRS. HILDA DENOOD-- French
Tattler Assistant Adviser
MISS MARTHA DICKERMAN-- Social Studies
MR. GEORGE FEIKER-- Guidance Counselor
MR. DAVID GRILLS- -Physical Education
J. V. Basketball; Cross Country; Track
MRS. MARGARET HA LBERSTADT- -English
Librarian; Dramatics Advisor
Congeniality Is Evident In Our Faculty
MRS. EVELYN KMIT-- Physical Education;
Basketball; Softball; Cheerleading
MR. PETER KOSTEK— Mathematics
MRS. JANE MARKS --Adjustment Counselor
MR. ARNOLD MATZ— German
MR. GEORGE MUNROE--Science
Science Club Adviser
MISS MARILYN O 'DAY— Business
Tattler Business Adviser
MRS. SARAH 0'DONNELL--English
Dramatics Adviser; Analect
MRS. MARIE PACKARD— English
MR. DAVID SOUTHWICK --Mathematics; Science
MR. PETER STRADINSKI --Social Studies;
MR. EARL TONET— Social Studies
MR. DAVID WYMAN --Science
Science Club Adviser
Business Courses Gain Importance Each Year
Many more students are taking the busi-
ness course than ever before. This
course includes a wide variety of sub-
jects from which a student may choose.
For one thing, the field of Computer
Programming is growing more and
more each day and a person need not
have a college education to enter this
field. Typing and mathematics, two
subjects offered in the business course,
are helpful in preparing for this career.
Another career which still has a great
demand for workers is the secretarial
field. Shorthand and again typing are
the necessary requirements for this
Sylvia Shea gets help during typing class from Miss
O'Day, the newest teacher in the Business Depart-
Jean Pomeroy and Robert Pomeroy concentrate on their typing lessons.
The Applied Science Class enjoys an informal discussion with instructor, Mr. Buck.
In an age of scientific advances, courses in
science have become increasingly important
to the high school student. The curriculum
at Williamsburg provides many choices for
the student who is interested in the fields
of science. Whether he chooses Applied Sci-
ence, Earth Science, biology, chemistry,
or physics, he can gain valuable knowledge
through study, experimentation, and in-
Science Leads To New Developments
Above: Mr. Buck, the latest addition to the
science department, teaches chemistry and
Left: Lab experiments round out the chemis-
try course with valuable experience.
Excellent Instruction Is Given In Mathematics
Zell Mitchell and Sandy Suchecki learn the fundamentals of math.
Mathematics has always been an important part of any high school curriculum.
Courses in mathematics at Williamsburg include General Mathematics, Algebra
I and II, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry. The Mathematics Department has
established an outstanding record for providing each student with excellent col-
lege preparation which comes through a solid understanding of the basic principles
of each course.
Mr. Bjorklund explains a difficult equation to the Math IV Class.
Our History Courses Are Outstanding
Mr. Cannon gives his point of view on the Mexican War
Mr. Cannon and Mr. Tonet instruct their students in U.S. History
and Current Events. Mr. Butterfield teaches Ancient History "like
it was." Especially relevant and challenging this year, the history
courses require much outside reading and research.
United States History
students have to listen
carefully in class and
take good notes to
make the grade.
Languages Advance Our Knowledge
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and John Otis
The language courses this year
are closely related with the
culture of France, Germany,
and Ancient Rome . Mrs . De -
Nood's classes study French
literature, Mr. Matz's sing
German folk songs, and Mr.
Butterfield's discuss Coriolanus
and gladitorial fights . Audio-
visual aids are used in the
courses to present the sounds
and sights of those countries
more vividly to the students .
French pronunciation conies easily to Donna Russell, Nina
Korowski, and Charlene Leduc.
Honors Are Given To Outstanding Studeni\
The hard-working and aspiring student at
Williamsburg may gain special honors and
educational opportunities in the course of
the school year. A student who wants to
learn more about the processes of our gov-
ernment may be given the opportunity to
participate in either Model Congress or
Student Government. Those students who
attain scholastic averages of eighty -five or
better and demonstrate service, leadership,
and character may qualify for membership
in the National Honor Society. For the senior
girls, two additional honors are possible.
One senior girl is chosen from the results
of the Betty Crocker Homemaking Test as
the girl with the most domestic skill and
understanding. Finally, the senior girl
who best displays the qualities of depend-
ability, service, and leadership receives
the D.A.R. Good Citizen's Award.
Elaine Clark and Jean Pomeroy are this year's
winners of the Betty Crocker Homemaking Test
and the D.A.R. Good Citizen's Award respec-
The Seniors Take Revenge On The Freshmen
In the first days of the school
year, the Freshman Reception
at Williamsburg High School was
held with the greatest of success
and good will. Unlike past years,
hazing was prohibited at any time
other than at the reception, so
when the time finally came, the
vengeful seniors laid their wrath
upon the freshmen with glee.
Some of the "tortures" included
walking blindfolded across a
"sea" of peanut butter, looking
for a grape in a whipped -cream
pie, and eating cream covered
bananas . Understandably, the
upperclassmen enjoyed the whole
spectacle, but it was noted that
many freshmen themselves
smiled at their classmates' mis-
fortunes under the short rule of
the seniors .
Scott Davidson and Robert Nehring are fed Jello by Marlene
Sporbert and Jean Clark in the Jello Eating Contest.
In the freshmen boys' beauty contest, Stanley Kajka won the audiences' approval and walked off with first prize.
Student Council Has A Busy Schedule
FRONT ROW: Sheryl Smart, Carlotta
Rustemeyer, Amy Rapalee, Carrie
Crompton, Angela Derouin. SECOND
ROW: Robert Scott, Ronald Bachand,
David Bachand, David McCutcheon,
Peter Hale. BACK ROW: Charles
Norris, Brian Rapalee, James Taylor,
Samuel Williston, Timothy Daggett,
Class Officers Play An
Important Part In
Student Council has been very active this year .
During the fall several members of our Student
Council visited Monson High School to see how
other councils function. Also at Christmas time
they organized an assembly which was enjoyed by
faculty and students . The Council also sponsored
a successful dance. This year the Student Council
has also been working on revising the present
dress code. After many meetings with Mr. Knight
and the School Committee, they have finally put
the code into a form that was suitable to be sent
before the School Committee.
Timothy Daggett, president of Student
Council, leads a busy life.
FRONT ROW: John McCutcheon, Jovita Derouin, Susan Cranston, Michael Quigley, Miriam Graves, James
Taylor, Theresa Vayda, Samuel Williston, C aria Barrett, Philip Tirr ell. BACK ROW: Beverly Parsons, Richard
Hutchins, Deborah Montague, James Edwards, Betsy Feiker.
Gary Bisbee, Student Guide, supervises the actions of Merry Frost, Laurie Gibson, John Connell, Kim
Crossman, George Childs, and other students on his floor between classes.
The Student Guides help seat the students and maintain order during assemblies.
Extra Duties Are Important In School Procedure
This year's Library Aids are Jean Pomeroy, James Ross, and Amy Edwards.
The Library Aids are important in the function of
our studies. They keep an orderly account of all
books and records for the convenience of their
fellow students .
The Student Guides help our school run smoothly.
They are "on duty" between classes and make
sure everyone is going in the "in" door and has
his shirt tucked in. They also have more serious
duties . When there is a fire drill the Student
Guides check the rooms, make sure everyone is
out, and then close the fire doors. Mr. Tonet,
the vice principal, supervises these Student
Guides in their duties .
Robert Scott is on duty.
FRONT ROW: David Bachand, George Lavalle, Robert Beebe, David Graves, James Vile, John Clark, Charles
Norris, Timothy McCarthy. BACK ROW: Robert Scott, David McCutcheon, John Dufresne, Timothy Daggett,
Brian Rapalee, Richard Hutchins, Gary Bisbee, Thomas Jenkins, Donald Gray.
FRONT RQW: Nancy Pittsingcr,
Charlene Parrow, Diane Warner.
SECOND ROW: Jean Pomeroy,
Beverly Parsons, Mary
Ingellis. THIRD ROW: Barbara
Holroyd, JoAnne Healy, Judith
Connell. FOURTH ROW:
Timothy Daggett, Charles
Norris, Brian Rapalee, Edward
Parsons. BACK ROW: Richard
Turner, William Lockwood,
Congeniality Is Shown In TattlerWork
This year we have had a great group of students helping on the yearbook staff to put in-
to pictures and words the story of our school activities . Although we have had to do
some fast working at times, we have all tried to keep up our spirits. The personality
of the students is represented in the make-up of the yearbook. We try to cover all ac-
tivities throughout the school year. It is our hope that the material covered will inter-
est the students and faculty, as well as outsiders .
Tattler officers this year are William Lockwood, Joanne Healy, Charles Norris, Diane Warner, assistant editor;
Irene Culver, editor; Brian Rapalee, Judith Connell, Nancy Pittsinger.
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Analect And Film Club Are
Credited With Many Successes
FRONT ROW: Timothy Daggett, Diane Ryan, Natalie West, Deborah Montague, Deborah Ford, Richard
Hutchins. BACK ROW: James Edwards, Carrie Crompton, Margaret Malloy, Betsy Feiker, Elaine Clark,
Hope Vogel, Beverly Parsons, Donald Gray.
The first year of Williamsburg High School's Film Club has been one of surprises and
disappointments . At the beginning of school, the club undertook the task of setting on
film a musical interpretation of Everyman's Day. A current idea is to illustrate Vir-
ginia Wolff's short story "A Haunted House." Experience is still the key factor to the
success of the club, but the enthusiasm shown by the members assures much progress
in the future.
Analect improved this year in quality and expanded in scope. The Analect staff edited,
printed, and sold the first issue, but collaborated with the office machine class in the
production of the last two . Thus the staff was able to spend more time and care in
proofreading and editing, while the office practice class demonstrated their technical
skills. Analect was a success this year as a result of student interest, staff and office
practice class competence and the concerned guidance of the faculty advisers, Mrs.
O'Donnell and Miss O'Day.
FRONT ROW: Donald Gray, Diane Ryan, Amy Rapalee, Laurie Gibson, Natalie West, Elaine Clark, Nancy
Turner, Carrie Crompton, David McCutcheon. BACK ROW: Stephen Kopka, Ronald Bachand, Edward Parsons,
Brian Rapalee, David Bachand, Richard Loomis, Timothy Daggett, Richard Hutchins.
The cast of TWELVE ANGRY JURORS put much practice into making the play a success.
Burgy High Has Had Another Successful
Have you ever wondered what goes on in a jury room?
TWELVE ANGRY JURORS, an adaptation of the three -
act play TWELVE ANGRY MEN by Reginald Rose, was
presented at Williamsburg High in the fall of 1968. The
play is a tense, suspenseful drama concerning twelve
jurors faced with determining the guilt or innocence of
a boy accused of murder. The wrathful jurors were
played by Richard Loomis, Douglas Vile, Judith Connell,
David Shea, Betsy Feiker, Maureen Boyer, Carolyn
Madison, Mary Ann Karowski, and Margaret Molloy.
Brian Rapalee and Robert Scott took the parts of clerk
and judge, and the guard was played by Timothy Daggett,
The excellent and patient direction of Mrs. Halberstadt
and Mrs. O'Donnell made the exciting story come alive
on stage and was reflected in the enthusiastic audience,
which showed that Burgy High had had another successful
Theresa Vayda helps to fill in forgotten
Richard Loomis gets his beard
trimmed by Irene Culver.
Deborah Ford, as a prompter,
gets satisfaction from being
able to help the play run
Maureen Boyer is madeup as an
Can Can dancers added a lively note to the school production of PAINT YOUR WAGON.
Paint Your Wagon
Was A Smashing
Above: In one scene Paul Howes "woos"
Left: Amy Rapalee tells the new arrivals
in town of her wonderful Julio.
The tired miners relax around the campfire after a long day's work.
Skirts swirled, hands clapped, and laughter rang out as Williamsburg High
School presented, under the able direction of Mrs. Kenneth Bowen and Mrs.
Robert Rapalee, Lerner and Lowe's "Paint Your Wagan", a story of the Cali-
fornia gold rush.
Through the cooperation of the students, the show was an outstanding success.
Playing to a full house, the cast, singers and dancers alike, showed spirit
and enthusiasm . We know now that we are capable of producing a performance
of nearly professional quality.
Above: Timothy Daggett's feet are made-up by Beverly
Parsons for his role as a Mexican.
Left: Judith Connell staggers under her heavy load.
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Last year Charlene Par-
row was chosen queen.
Members of her court
were Marilyn Messick,
Judy Connell, Gloria
Bushee, and Ann
The Whale Inn, transformed into a romantic gar-
den, provided a perfect setting for the Junior -
Senior Prom of 1968. On May 10, 1968, smiling
girls and their handsome escorts danced through
the evening in an atmosphere of "In the Days of
Wine and Roses." The long awaited moment
arrived, and Charlene Parrow was chosen to
reign as the 1968 queen. Her court included
Marilyn Messeck, Judith Connell, Gloria
Bushee, and Anne Kellogg. An overwhelming
success, the 1968 prom will long be rememberec
by all who attended.
Above: Mrs. Marie Packard sits and
enjoys the atmosphere of "The Days
of Wine and Roses. "
Right: Peter Gorham and Barbara
Sarafin sway to the sweet music
of the enchanted evening.
The Debate Team Displays Enthusiasm An
Richard Loomis stops Edward Parsons to
wish him and the rest of the Debate
Team good luck at the debate meet.
This year's debate resolution was: Resolved that the United States should esta-
blish a system of compulsory service by all citizens .
The Debate Team, under the direction of Mr. Peter Stradinski, displayed a
great deal of enthusiasm and effort during the 1968-1969 season. Pitted against
many larger schools, Williamsburg placed eighth in the Connecticut Valley
debate competition, beating Chicopee Comprehensive and Northampton High
School, which placed ninth and tenth respectively. One important highlight of
the debate season was a victory over Amherst which tied for second in the final
positions and suffered only five losses out of twenty-eight debates.
Jonathan Montague, James Edwards, Amy Edwards, and Edward Parsons worked very hard to make this year's
debate team one of the best Williamsburg has seen in years.
Varsity cheerleaders take a brief intermission during a
The purpose of a cheerleader is to show
sportsmanship and to promote school spirit.
This is the image that the WHS cheerleaders
showed during this year's basketball season.
Through their hard work and determination
they have made one of the best J.V. and Var-
sity squads Williamsburg High School has
^^ ABOVE: Irene Culver jumps enthusiastically
after a basket is made.
LEFT: Amy Rapalce and Debra Cranston
show school spirit at an exciting game.
Charlene Parrow, Beverly Parsons, Debra Cranston, Irene Culver, Carla Barrett, Eileen Loud, Carol Jenkins,
Amy Rapalee, and Nancy Turner, all members of the Varsity cheering squad, give the audience a show of
their cheering abilities.
reat Spirit Is Shown
Through The Season
The Junior Varsity cheerleaders watching the action
on the floor.
ABOVE: Beverly Parsons gives an enthusiastic yell for
the Varsity boys.
LEFT: The Varsity Cheerleaders work many hours to
perfect their "pom-pon" routine.
Cross Country Ends Thh
The cross-country team, with the absence
of a strong runner like Warren Messeck,
proved somewhat of a disappointment comi
pared to last year's championship team,
but nevertheless fashioned an impressive
6-3 overall record and placed tenth at the
regional meet at U Mass. Included in the
six wins were victories over Greenfield,
Northampton, and Pioneer. Burgy was
shutout by Southwick, the first whitewash
of the cross-country team in three years.
The other two losses came at the hands
of Amherst and Turners Falls, two of the
top three teams in Western Mass.
Co -captains Timothy Daggett and David
Graves were the most consistent runners,
placing in every meet, while James Tayloi
who started poorly, came on to place in
seven meets. Freshman Peter Hale and
John Clark, a junior, were the fourth and
fifth men .
The J. V. team won three of five meets
and finished fourth at the regional meet.
Richard Scott, Robert Turner, and Donak
Munson formed the nucleus for the future
varsity runners .
Next year's squad will lose Daggett and
Graves, but it is hopeful that the remain-
ing runners will show the determination toj
Raymond Smith displays the form that is typical of
a cross country runner.
Reason With A 6-3 Record
IONT ROW: Peter Hale, Harry Warner, Timothy Daggett, David Graves, James Taylor, John Clark, Paul
mes. BACK ROW: Richard Scott, David Bauver, Dale Beals, Samuel Williston, Robert Turner, George
unson, David Johnson
1 D. Graves
2 H. Warner
5 P. Hale
7 J. Clark
9 T. Daggett
2 D. Graves
4 H. Warner
5 S. Williston
6 T. Daggett
7 D. Beals
2 D. Graves
3 T. Daggett
4 J. Taylor
6 P. Hale
9 H. Warner
2 D. Graves
6 T. Daggett
8 H. Warner
9 J. Taylor
12 R. Smith
1 D. Graves
3 H. Wainer
4 J. Taylor
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FRONT ROW: George Lavalle, James Vile, Richard Hutchins, David Bach and, John Dufresne, Samuel Williston
BACK ROW: PaulElmes, James Taylor, Thomas Hillenbrand, Steven Rapalee, John Clark, David Adair.
For the second time in the last three seasons the varsity basketball team finished
with a losing record. It was primarily a rebuilding year with an entirely new varsity
of three juniors and two seniors as starters. Inexperience, inconsistency, and lack
of rebounding strength was evident in the 5-15 overall record. Despite its shortcom-
ings in the win column, the 1968-69 squad exhibited a characteristic spirited play
which nearly always kept the team in its games . Highlighting the season was a very
rewarding seven point victory over St. Mary's on its home court, and heart breaking
two -point losses to Precious Blood of Holyoke and Belchertown.
Next year's quintet will be sorely pressed to fill the vacancies of this year's seniors
--David Bachand, leader in all offensive categories; Robert Beebe; and George
Lavalle--but a host of vastly improved J.V.'s promises a varsity team loaded with
potential for the 1969-70 season.
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\4uch Spirit Is Displayed
J.V.'s Have A Highly Successful Year
FRONT ROW: John Clark, Steven Rapalee, James Taylor, Samuel Williston, Thomas Hillenbrand, Charles
Parsons, George Childs. BACK ROW: David Bauver, Barry Richardson, Philip Graves, Stanley Kajka, Robert
Nehring, Peter Hale, David Adair.
The 1968-1969 campaign was another highly suc-
cessful year for the boys' Junior Varsity basket-
ball team, as a definitely improved squad
finished 16-3, two of the losses going to a tal-
ented Southwick team .
Chief reasons for the impressive record, which
included at one point ten straight victories, were
good shooting, rugged rebounding, aggressive
defense, and a determined attitude by both the
experienced starters and capable reserves.
Highlighting the season was Samuel Williston's
new scoring record of 239 points in a single
Although many of this year's starters will be
competing for varsity positions next year, the
J.V. outlook remains excellent to produce a
strong nucleus for another successful year.
Thomas Hillenbrand outjumps his opponent.
More students participated in
the intramural sports than ever
before. The first intramural
sport was the boy's basketball,
tin which four teams were play-
ing for the championship. The
final outcome was an over-
whelming victory for the Junior
The junior and senior high
school girls also showed much
interest in intramural sports
by participating in the girls'
volleyball match. Out of the
fourteen teams, the seniors won
the championship, but in an
additional run -off between the
juniors and seniors, the juniors
proved the better.
On the intervening days of the
same week, the boys also had
a volleyball contest. In the final
match the tension was great as
the seniors played a close game
with the competitive sopho-
mores. The outcome was a
victory of two points for the
David Bachand, Robert Scott, and Stephen Kopka do their share
in helping the seniors on to victory.
Intramural Sports Are More
Popular Than Ever
ABOVE: The front row awaits to
pass the ball on over the net.
LEFT: Everyone gets into the
The Girls Work Hard 7c
Dale Dextraze tries to outjump new opponent at a
Hard work and never ending prac-
tices, along with the help of our
coach, Mrs. Evelyn Kmit, brought
our girls out in front again this
year. We had a very successful
season, winning 11 out of 15 games
and beating last year's record.
FRONT ROW: Dale Dextraze, Sandra Suchecki, Judith Connell, Jean Pomeroy, Miriam Graves, Joy Neitsche.
BACK ROW: Carolyn Madison, Barbara Sarafin, Dianne Dextraze, Charlene LeDuc, Sandra Graves, Mary Lou
Sanderson, Theresa Vayda, Jill Connell .
Become One Of The Best
The girls' Junior Varsity basketball
team enjoyed a very successful
season this year, winning 9 out of
12 games . The experience they
gained in playing on the Junior Var-
sity team prepares the girls for the
rugged action of Varsity in the
FRONT ROW: Sandra Kopka, Susan Ingellis, Deborah Ford, Sharon Lavalle, Louise Norris, Susan Cranston.
ACK ROW: Lynn Pomeroy, Priscilla LeDuc, Carlotta Rustemeyer, Gilda Rustemeyer, Rene Magdalenski,
FRONT ROW: George Lavalle, James Brown, Charles Parsons, James Vile, Jeffrey White, Robert Beebe. SECONC
ROW: Douglas Vile, Robert Scott, John Dufresne, John Clark, Steven Brown, Gary Linscott. BACK ROW: David
Adair, Robert Thomas, Robert Wilson, Donald Gray, Alan Thackeray.
Burgy Leaves With Good '
The 1968 baseball season was mainly a rebuilding year for
Burgy, with new personnel at nearly every position except
for seniors James Brown and captain Robert Wilson at first
and second bases. Inconsistancy in hitting and fielding due
to inexperience paved the way for a 5-9 record.
Highlighting the season were a 4-3 victory over a strong
Granby team and a convincing 10- win over eventual pen-
nant winner St. Mary's of Westfield. George Lavalle
proved to be our most valuable player, hitting a .404 clip
and pitching several brilliant games, despite a 4-5 mound
Girls Display A Great Ambition To Win
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FRONT ROW: Jean Clark, Gloria Bushee, Judith Con-
nell, Beverly Parsons. SECOND ROW: Louise Norris,
Miram Graves, Sharon LaValle, Kathleen Mougin,
Nancy Turner, Donna Thackeray, Dianne Dextraze,
Carlotta Rustemeyer. BACK ROW: Carolyn Madi-
son, Susan Sylvester, Sandra Pegg, Zell Loughton,
Susan Ingellis, Theresa Vayda, Jill Connell, Alana
English, Gilda Rustemeyer, Denise Bickford.
Mrs. Kmit's competent leadership,
coupled with the girls' ambition to win,
leads the girls' softball team to a season
record of 4-2.
Gloria Bushee patiently waits for the first pitch of the
Judy Connell concentrates before the windup.
Golf Team Has Winning Season
The Golf Team had its first winning season
in 1968, under the direction of Mr. George
Munroe, the new coach. The team defeated
Smith Academy, Gateway, and Hopkins Acad-
emy. The team should be as strong this year
because most of the starters will be
David Matuewezski watches the ball after
a perfect slice .
at Amherst 3 1 /2
14 1 2
Hopkins Academy 13 1/2
at Gateway 10
at Smith School 16
Gateway 13 1/2
at Southwick 5 1/2
12 1 2
at Easthampton 4
Smith Academy 16
total wins- -5
total losses- -4
FRONT ROW: Ronald Bachand, Thomas Vachula, Thomas Jenkins. SECOND ROW: Philip Graves, David Bachand
David Matuewezski, Timothy Daggett, George Childs. BACK ROW: David Elmes, Peter Hale, Deac Tiley,
David Jenkin .
The Junior High Participate.
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FRONT ROW: Bonnie Warner, Marianne Watling, Gretchen Schuman, Sheryl Smart, Kathy Sylvester,
Deborah Wright. BACK ROW: Lee Stewart, Henry Warner, Donald Turner, Peter Tear, Frank Vaillancourt
Paul Zononi, Mark Warner, Michael Wilson.
Junior high school classes are made up of stu-
dents from many areas: Davenport School in
Chesterfield, Haydenville Center School, West-
hampton Center School and Williamsburg's Anne
T. Dunphy School.
We have three sections for each grade and we ro-
tate our class work to facilitate adjustment to the
high school program of varied studies. About
twenty students in these classes are on the Honor
We can proudly say that we have many students
who participate in the school's extracurricular
activities. Many boys are on the athletic teams.
About ten made the track team and one made the
Junior Varsity basketball team. A junior high
school basketball team for boys is being formed.
The girls' basketball team also has several mem-
bers from the eighth grade class. About ten
junior high students belong to the after school
chorus, and some of last year's members were
in the yearly school musical.
The senior high puts on a dance at least once a
month, and many junior high school students
attend these (Unices regularly. We think these
dances are greal and are glad that they are held.
Wayne Liimatainen is a serious student even i
^Actively In School Events
FRONT ROW: Cheryl Ferron, Ellen Ames, Sharon Guzik, Valerie
Demerski, Vickie Finch, Denise Barrett, Mary Greene, Deborah
Dewey. SECOND ROW: Ann Ingellis, Cynthia Childs, Rebecca
Greenberg, Betsy Everett, Ruth Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Marion
Chamberlain, Lois Jenkins, Christine Geary. THIRD ROW: Gor-
don Bradley, Brian Buffum, Robert Hathaway, Thomas Breen,
Michael Hathaway, Alan Fox, Timothy Browne, Joel Estes.
BACK ROW: Cary Crossman, Kenneth Eddy, Edward Fisher.
FRONT ROW: Lynne
LaCasse, Jill Mon-
tague, Sylvia Mon-
tague, Deborah Krug,
Judith Peterson, Carol
ROW: Linda Richard,
Judith LeBeau, Karen
Paradee, Lori Kopka,
THIRD ROW: Dana
Pierce, David John-
son, Raymond La-
C oiirse , Edw ard
Ryan, Daniel Nch-
ring. BACK ROW:
Alan Kellogg, Rich-
ard O'Leary, Colin
LaCasse, E. Wayne
FRONT ROW: Elizabeth Riggott, Lynn Pomeroy, Eleanor Wickland, Maureen O'Brien, Judith Ross, Lea
Schuster, Sherrie Snape, Denise Riggott. SECOND ROW: James Poirier, Nancy Stowe, Dorothy Packard, Debi
Nealy, Lynn Stewart, Susan Nugent, Kathleen Witherell, Rebecca Wilson, James Reinle. BACK ROW: Harolo
Rindge, David Tirrell, George Munson, David Pierce.
Congeniality Is Shown On
The Playground As Well
As The Classroom.
Carol O'Leary (above) Paul Mock, and
Scott Mercier (left) typify this congeniality.
FRONT ROW: Thomas Connell, Patricia Avery, Angela Derouin,
Carla Anthony, Sara Brown, Melodie Cone, Julia Bigelow, Ed-
ward Bancroft. BACK ROW: Archie Ducharme, Clair Blanchet,
Brenda Buzzee, Diane Chapin, Susan Brown, Lynn Crossman, Judy
Boyer, Pamela Delisle, Elliott Davidson.
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Kt 1 WtfvJ^E : ^Ei t 4
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FRONT ROW: Karen
Kroll, Diane LaValle,
Susan Montague, Jane
Lashway, Jane Keyes,
Karen Karowski. SEC-
OND ROW: Charles
Kirby, Lawrence Hill,
James Lavalle, Jeff-
rey Heath. THIRD
ROW: Coreen Lavalle,
April Mercier, Sandra
Kopka, Diana King,
BACK ROW: David
Jenkins, Robert Har-
vey, James Loomis,
Karl Hathaway, Scott
The Freshman Class Hah
• *• •
FRONT ROW: Deborah Snape, Linda Scaparotti, Ann Zononi, Cilda Rustemeyer, Brenda Sylvester, "Janet
Loven, Priscilla LeDuc, Kim Montague. SECOND ROW: Carlotta Rustemeyer, Norma Sarafin, Sue Loud,
Elizabeth Papageorge, Deborah Richards, Louise Norris, Marlena Sporbert, Deborah Nye, Donna Thouin.
THIRD ROW: Winthrop Stone, Robert Turner, Benjamin Wilcutt, Stewart Ross, Donald Otis, Christopher
Watling, John Norris, Robert Nehring, Richard Scott. BACK.
ROW: John McCutcheon, James Riggott, Barry Richardson,
Michael Lavalley, Dale Parsons, Michael Quigley.
ABOVE: Brenda Sylvester vigorously studies
LEFT: Richard Durant concentrates intently
on the principles of government.
diligently studies his
FRONT ROW: Jovita Derouin, Ruth Bisbee, Joyce Kirk,
Miriam Graves, Carolyn Fuller, Susan Cranston, Jean
Clark, Edith Davis. SECOND ROW: Mary Ells, Wendy
Chick, Linda Goralski, Susan Ingellis, Susan LaCourse,
Amanda Emerson, Nancy Fuller, Karen Kirby. THIRD
ROW: Francis Judd, Stanley Kajka, John Harry, David
Gray, Herbert Childs, George Childs, Scott Davidson,
Philip Graves, Mark Harry. BACK ROW: Joseph Cromp-
ton, Peter Hale, Richard Durant, David Adair.
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SOPHOMORES / l)fj
FRONT ROW: Charlene LeDuc, Sharon Lavalle, Natalie West, Joy Neitsche, Dianne Lannon, Jacqueline
Webb. SECOND ROW: Linda Rhoades, Dianne Ryan, Donna Russell, Teresa Vayda, Barbara Pelissier,
Margaret Malloy. THIRD ROW: Daniel Major, James Taylor, Harry Warner, Jefferey White, Sam Willis-
ton, Bruce Whitney, Philip Tirrell, David Shea. BACK ROW: Robert Shaw, Michael Seymour, Steven
Parsons, James Morin, Robert Thomas, Donald Munson, Alan Thackeray.
ABOVE: Barbara Pelissier is always quick to
laugh and smile.
LEFT: Carla Barrett shows her quieter side.
FRONT ROW: Alana English, Amy Edwards, Ann Brown, Mary Brisbois, Carla Barrett, Jill Connell. SEC-
OND ROW: Maureen Boyer, Susan Brown, Jeanne Dodge, Deborah Beebe, Lindsay Delisle, Joan Cernak,
Sally Beals. BACK ROW: Paul Bacon, Steven Clark, John Clark, Mark Eldred, Kim Crossman, Dale Beals,
David Bauver, Kim Dresser, Bruce Buffum, Henry Chapin.
Left: Sharon Lavalle seems absorbed in her studies.
ski, Lynn Kristek,
BACK ROW: Alan
FRONT ROW: Bonnie Mercier, Eileen Loud, Deborah Montague, Kathleen Mougin, Carolyn Madison,
Nancy Loud, Carol Jenkins. SECOND ROW: Daniel McCarthy, David McCutcheon, Dennis Leamy, Rich-
ard Loomis, John Nute, John Otis. BACK ROW: Timothy McCarthy, William Packard, Jonathan Montagu©
Thomas Hillenbrand, Richard Hutchins, John Kroll.
ABOVE: Carrie Crompton concentrates on
United States history.
LEFT: Ronald Bachand prepares to devour
a well-balanced meal.
FRONT ROW: Maureen Roberts, Patricia Tiley, Evalene Stout, Hope Vogel, Patricia Watling, Barbara
Sarafin. SECOND ROW: Sandra Pittsinger, Nancy Turner, Mary Lou Sanderson, Sylvia Shea, Beverly
Parsons. BACK ROW: James Ross, James Vile, Douglas Vile, Charles Parsons, Raymond Smith, Brian
Left: Juniors sing in the rain.
FRONT ROW: Diane Dextraze, Sandra Graves, Grace
Bigelow, Mary Delisle, Betsy Feiker, Carrie Crompton.
SECOND ROW: Terry Brown, Cynthia Buzzee, Debra
Cranston. THIRD ROW: Kim Gardenier, John Clark,
Myron Clapp, Kenneth Childs, Gary Bisbee, Paul Elmes.
BACK ROW: Ronald Bachand, James Edwards, Gary
Carver, John Dufresne .
Fifty- six Seniors Are
Several seniors leaving their home rooms in 1-
raduating This Year
he newly converted town hall.
ALAN HAROLD ADAIR
MARLENE PATRICIA ADAIR--Glee Club 1; Latin
Banquet 2 .
LEO WILLIAM ALOISI
DAVID WALTER BACHAND--Basketball 1,2,3, 4;
Glee Club 1; Golf 1,2,3,4; Intramural Volleyball
1,2,3,4; Intramural Cross Country 1,2,3,4; Intra-
mural Basketball 2, 3,4; Film Club 4; Vice Presi-
dent 4; Student Council Representative 4; Student
KARYN BAUVER--Prom Committee 3; Pep Club 4.
ROBERT WILLIAM BEEBE-- Audio- Visual Aides 1;
Glee Club 1; Baseball Manager 1,2; Basketball
Manager 1,2; Cross Country Manager 1,2; Latin
Banquet Committee 3; Baseball 3,4; Basketball 3,
4; Film Club 4; Intramural Track 4.
JACQUELINE EDELL BENEDICT
ELAINE MERCILLE CLARK- -Basketball 1; Drill
Team 1; Intramural Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Chorus
3,4; Analect 3,4; Tattler Staff 4.
JOHN FRANCIS CONNELL
JUDY ANNE CONNELL- -Drill Team 1; Basketball
1,3, Co- captain 2, 4; Dramatics 1,2,3,4; Glee
Club 1; Chorus 2,3,4; Science Club 1,2; Softball
1,2, Co-captain 3,4; Intramural Volleyball 1,2,
3,4; Analect 3,4; Student Tutor 3; Latin Banquet
3; Prom Committee 3; All District Chorus 3; Pic-
ture Coordinator for Tattler 4; Musical 2,3.
This page is made possible through the courtesy of GRAVES EQUIPMENT.
Dale Dextraze and Gary Moran as freshmen.
A IRENE RUTH CULVER--Cheerleader 1,2, 3, Co-
captain 4; Intramural Volleyball 1, 2, 3,4; Drama-
tics 2, 3,4; Latin Banquet 3; Prom Committee 3;
Tattler Editor 4; Musical 3.
TIMOTHY COLE DAGGETT- -Baseball 1,2; His-
torian 1; Glee Club 1; Chorus 2,4; Intramural
Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Intramural Basketball 1,2,3,
4; Crosscountry 1,2,3, Co-captain 4; Student
Council Treasurer 2; Latin Banquet 2;Vice President
3; Student Council Representative 3,4; Prom Com-
mittee 3; Golf Team. 2, 3,4; Spring Track 3,4;
Treasurer 4; Dramatics 4; Student Council President
4; Student Guide 4; Film Club 4; Musical 3.
"^ JOSEPH ROLAND DESMARAIS
I DALE ANN DEXTRAZE--Glee Club 1; Basketball 1,
.2,3,4; Softball 1; Dramatics 2; Prom Committee 3.
MARIE LOUISE DURANT— Basketball 1.
, JOYCE FOUNTAIN- -Prom Committee 3.
'PETER EDWARD GOLASH--Basketball 1,2; Vice
President 1; Latin Banquet 2; President 2; Dramatics
3; Student Council Representative 3; Student Guide
3; National Tionor Society 3,4.
DAVID HOBBS GRAVES— Basketball 1,2,3,4; Cross
Country 1,2,3, Co- captain 4; Glee Club 1; Intra-
mural Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1,
2, 3,4; Intramural Volleyball 3,4; Student Guide 3,
DONALD MASON GRAY- -Baseball 1,2,3,4; Secre-
tary 1; Dramatics 1; Glee Club 1; Cross Country 1,
2,3; Press Club 1,2; Intramural Basketball 1,2,3,4;
Intramural Volleyball 1,2,3; President 3, 4; Student
Guide 3,4; Debating 4; Film Club 4.
•Audio- Visual Aides 1;
A LYNN WALLACE HARRY -
Glee Club 1.
Z JO ANNE ELIZABETH HEALY- -Basketball 1,2,3, 4;
Softball 1, 2, 3,4; Latin Banquet 2; Prom Commit-
tee 3; Tattler Sports Editor 4.
3 BARBARA ANN HOLROYD--Glee Club 1; Library
Aides 2, 3; Tattler Typist 4.
M ELIZABETH MARTHA HULL
5 MARY JANE INGELLIS— Intramural Volleyball 1,2,
3,4; Tattler Typist 4.
£, THOMAS FRANCIS JENKINS— Glee Club 1; Intra-
mural Volleyball 1,2, 3,4; Intramural Basketball 1,
2,3,4; Latin Banquet 2; Golf 2,3,4; Student Guide
4; Cross Country 4, Manager 4.
7 SUSAN MARTHA KELLOGG- -Treasurer 1; Cheer-
leader 1,2; Softball 1,2; Historian 2.
£■ STEPHEN CHRISTOPHER KOPKA- -Dramatics 4;
Film Club 4; Intramural Track 4; Pep Club 4.
4 DENNIS CARL LAKE- -Intramural Basketball 1,2;
Intramural Volleyball 1,2.
M ALAN LEE LaPALM- -Audio-Visual Aides 1; Drama-
tics 1; Science Club 1.
^GEORGE MICHAEL LA VALLE- -Baseball 1,2,3,
Captain 4; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Latin Banquet 2;
Intramural Basketball 2, 3,4; Student Guide 3,4.
"2GARY ROBERT LINSCOTT— Baseball 1,2, 3,4;
Glee Club 1; Intramural Basketball 1; Intramural
Volleyball 1,3,4; Tattler Staff 4.
-> WILLIAM ROBERT LOCKWOOD-- Tattler Activities
Editor 4 .
if ZELL REBECCA LOFTON--Basketball 4; Softball 3;
Intramural Volleyball 3,4; Musical 3.
.DAVID MICHAEL MATUEWEZSKI— Golf 1,2,3.
MARILYN EDITH MESSECK--Glee Club 1; Science
^ GARY STEVEN MORAN-- Intramural Basketball 1,2;
Intramural Volleyball 2 .
ft CHARLES WARNER NORRIS--Baseball 1; President
1; Latin Banquet Committee 2; Musical 3; Chorus 3;
Student Council Representative 3,4; Student Guide
3,4; Tattler Business Manager 4.
<i CHARLENE ADELE PARROW--Cheerleader 1,2,3,
Co-captain 4; Intramural Volleyball 3,4; Prom
Committee 3; Tattler Staff 4; Pep Club 4.
This page is made possible through the courtesy of CHARTPAK ROTEX.
f 3l»46h \ ~ \
Gary Linscott quenches his thirst.
EDWARD CLAYDON PARSONS--Dramatics 1, 3;
Science Club 1, Vice President 1; Student Council
Representative 1,2; Debating 1,2,3,4; Glee Club
1; Chorus 2,3,4; Film Club 4; Musical 2, 3; Model
Congress 3; National Honor Society 3,4.
KENNETH TODD PARSONS- -Audio- Visual Aides 1;
Glee Club 1.
THOMAS JEFFREY PELISSIER--Golf 1,2; Intramural
Basketball 1,2; Intramural Volleyball 1,2.
NANCY JEAN PITTSINGER--Glee Club 1; Girl's
State Representative 3; National Honor Society 3,4;
Typing Coordinator for Tattler 4.
JEAN LAURA POMEROY- -Basketball 1,2,3, Co-
captain 4; Softball 1,2,3,4; Intramural Volleyball
1,2, 3,4; Latin Banquet 2; Treasurer 2, 3; Library
Aides 4; Tattler Staff 4.
ROBERT EDWARD POMEROY- -Audio-Visual Aides
1,2; Intramural Track 1,2; Tattler Staff 4.
BRIAN WILLIAM RAP ALEE-- Science Club 1,
Treasurer 1; Baseball Scorer 1,2,3; Sportswriter 1,
2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1; Chorus 2, 3; Cross Country 2, 3;
Musical 2,3,4; Dramatics 3; Student Council Rep-
resentative 3,4; Student Guide 3,4; Historian 4;
Tattler Sports Editor 4; National Honor Society 3,4.
SUZANNE MARIE ROCHELEAU--Glee Club 1; Cho-
rus 2, 3,4; Dramatics 3; Intramural Volleyball 3,4.
PAUL HOWARD SANDERSON- -Intramural Basket-
ROBERT FREEMAN SCOTT— Intramural Basketball
1,2,3; Vice President 2; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Student
Guide 3,4; Student Council Representative 4; Pep
WILLIAM HOWARD SHAW
EDWARD STANLEY SKWIRA JR. --Baseball 1;
Glee Club 1 .
ARTHUR KRONVALL SMITH— Glee Club 1.
SANDRA KATHERINE SUCHECKI— Basketball 4;
Intramural Volleyball 3; Prom Committee 3; Tat-
tler Staff 4; Softball 4.
RICHARD HARLAN TURNER JR. --Latin Banquet
Committee 2; Tattler Staff 4.
THOMAS EDWARD VACHULA-- Golf 1,3.
DIANE ELIZABETH WARNER— Glee Club 1;
mural Volleyball 1,2,3,4; Dramatics 1,2,
Secretary 2,3,4; Tattler Assistant Editor 4.
VICTOR ANTONIO WILSON— Glee Club 1;
mural Volleyball 1; Intramural Basketball 1,
Also a member of our class,
M. MICHAL BROWN— Drill Team 1; Dramatics 1;
Latin Banquet 2; Prom Committee 3.
This yearbook tells the story of 1969 at Williamsburg High School
The story is one of closeness and friendship between everyone at
our school. In years to come we will be able to look back to this
book and remember the good times we shared.
McAllister's Sunoco Service Station
*Noble Manufacturing Company
WILL I AM BURG
Bray's Service Station
Brown's Soda Shop
*F. N. Graves and Son
Jean's Colonial Cleaners
Kosior's Package Store
Len's Fine Foods
Mr. 8 Mrs. Leslie Packard
Smart Beauty Shop
Thomas' Barber Shop
Twin Cedar Nursery
Williamsburg Insurance Agency
Williamsburg Snack Bar
*Duensser Decorative Metals
Pierce's General Store
F. A. Loud & Son
Lyman Manufacturing Co.
C . M. Norris & Sons
Dairy & Maple Products
Westhampton Sand Z Gravel
Baily-Doane Insurance Agency
Basile T.V. and Music Shop
Cahill C Hodges
The Cedar Chest Inc
• -H. L. Childs & Son
■The Daily Hampshire Gazette
Fine's Army-Navy Store
George F. Reynolds Funeral Home
Gould Furniture Company
Hampshire Lumber Company
Hampshire Supply Company
Harry Daniels, Inc.
King & Cushman, Inc.
Labbee Chevrolet, Inc.
Munson Auto Supply
Northampton Barber Shop
Northampton Music Center
Northampton Plumbing Supply Company
Northampton Sportsmen's Center
*Omasta Bros . , Inc.
Peter Rabbit Yarn Shoppe
The Quill, Inc.
Raymond G. Sarafin Builders
Ted's Boot Shop, Inc.
The Television Shop
Tripod Camera Shop
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WHMP Radio Station
Wood & Strand
Betty's Beauty Salon
Christianson Paint and Wallpaper
Florence Texaco Service Station
Keyes' Flower Shop
Murduff's Jewlery Store
Paddock's Cleaners and Tailors
Warner Machine Co.
*West Clothing Center
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